The death of radio host Kidd Kraddick came as a shock to friends, family, and his thousands of dedicated listeners across the nation alike on July 27, though through all of the sudden tears and tragedy, people will remember him for his killer personality, can-do attitude, and caring heart for years and years to come. Kidd Kraddick was a man who, in his 53 years on Earth, changed American society for the better. His morning show, “Kidd Kraddick in the Morning,” had attracted listeners from Texas to all corners of the U.S. over multiple years on air. As a result, he started the Kidd’s Kids charity in hopes of attracting enough public attention through that fanbase to spark what would be a local, and much sooner than later, nationwide phenomenon.
Kidd’s Kids is a children’s charity whose primary goal is to “provide chronically ill and/or physically challenged children (ages 5 to 12) with an unforgettable adventure!” The adventure in mind, as you may have asked yourself about upon reading that last sentence, is an all-expense paid trip for around 50 children and their families to Disney World for an experience of a lifetime. Even with Kraddick’s death, the Kidd’s Kids organization will live on. As you might imagine, with Kraddick’s unexpected death in tow, there are now hundreds upon thousands more people looking for a way to donate to the good-hearted charity. Well, you can actually donate directly to the charity online by following this link, and you can check here for other ways to assist Kidd’s Kids as officiated by their website, but today, we are going to tell you about another way you can effectively donate to the children’s organization.
“American Idol” Season 11 semi-finalist Tim Halperin is just one of many, many music artists whom Kraddick had affected in an enormously positive way throughout their knowing one another. Following his elimination, Kraddick had actually featured Halperin on his show multiple times in a segment called “Idol Got It Wrong,” in which fans of “Idol” would nominate a song performed by a remaining contestant on the show for Tim to sing, and from there, they would proclaim whether or not “Idol” got it wrong — and of course, they most certainly did. Halperin is an amazing singer-songwriter in his own right, and Kraddick was one critic who most certainly had an eye for real talent, having helped pave the way for such artists as Ben Folds, Kelly Clarkson, and Demi Lovato to find immense fame in the States as well. So, in honor of Kidd and his amazing children’s charity foundation, Halperin is donating all current sales of his debut album’s opening track, “All You Got,” to Kidd’s Kids so that even more deserving children and their families will be able to afford an endlessly memorable trip to Disney World.
“All You Got” was actually the first song Halperin had ever written for Kidd’s Kids and Kidd, as he stated himself on the “Idol Got It Wrong” Facebook fan page which he maintains. So in memory of Kidd Kraddick, for Tim Halperin, and for all of the amazing children and their families who otherwise would not be able to visit the magical Walt Disney World to create a slew of positive lifelong memories, you can purchase “All You Got” by following this link.